Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milk solids in its latest forecast update.

9:47 AM  Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

Bobby calf death rate halved

New regulations and education campaigns have made a real difference in improving bobby calf welfare, Primary Industries ...

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with 2015.

Tune up more than the tractor

Triathlete and dairy farmer Marc Gascoigne.

OPINION: Farmers need to keep themselves in shape - like their machinery.

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opinion

Farming tune up not just about tractor

Triathlete and dairy farmer Marc Gascoigne.

Farmers need to keep themselves in shape as well as their machinery.

Don't get freaked by the eco

OPINION: Funny how, over time, crazy weird becomes the new normal.

Stop press, silage arrives

Lotto won't solve farm woes

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milk solids in its latest forecast update.

9:47 AM  Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Role reversal keeps motivation high

A Rotorua dairy farming couple take an unconventional but successful approach.

New regulations and education campaigns have made a real difference in improving bobby calf welfare, Primary Industries ...

Bobby calf death rate halved

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with the previous year.

advice

Feilding's town effluent goes on farms

Horizon's regional councillors in the environment committee, visit Feilding waste water plant. Hamish Waugh explains how ...

New irrigators to spread town effluent on farmland to meet resource consent.

Red tape hampers quake repairs

They're skilled fencers, ready to help. They just have to do another health and safety induction.

Helicopters with monsoon buckets fight the fire above Kennedys Reserve in Christchurch.

Total fire ban in Canterbury

The National Rural Fire Authority has issued a total fire ban for Canterbury.

aquaculture

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

Paua ban extended

Emergency closure of Kaikoura's paua fishery pushed out by nine months to help quake-battered stocks.

Retired biologist John Leader talks to a MPI staff member at a drop-in session in Waikawa to tell the public about their ...

MPI roadshow fails to hook crowds

Marlborough Sounds residents to provide their own impact assessment of relocating salmon farms.

beef

Rain fails to halt play video

A rural cricket game has been rescheduled from a dried out lake bed to a bull paddock.

First it was dried out, now it's washed out. Lake bed cricket game shifts to prized bull paddock.

Clock ticking for Hunter Downs

The call is out for capital to get the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme off the ground.

Tom Magill and Stella Bauer lost 150ha of pasture and 6km of fences to the Port Hills fires.

Young farmers watch farm burn

Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.

Sheep

Young farmers watch farm burn

Tom Magill and Stella Bauer lost 150ha of pasture and 6km of fences to the Port Hills fires.

Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.

Dog trials tested by weather

"Dog trialing can be a great leveller."

It may still be summer but some Taranaki cows are already preparing for winter.

Cows already adding winter coat

Months ahead of schedule, some herds are already sporting warmer winter coats.

cropping

Pilot rises to challenge

Robinson sprays fire retardant on the hill above Kennedy's Bush during his efforts to help fight the Port Hills fire.

Top-dressing pilot says fighting Port Hills fires "not that different to everyday work".

Tobacco growing's last gasp

A Motueka tobacco grower reckons he's being shut down by legislation changes.

Supervisor Kitja Santanut oversees 19 workers from Thailand to harvest onion flower heads by hand in Marlborough.

These guys know their onions

A Marlborough onion grower's decision to use people, not machines, to harvest this year's crop is paying off.

agribusiness

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milk solids in its latest forecast update.

9:47 AM  Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Bobby calf death rate halved

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

Enough space for grapes

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Discovery

Sharing the excitement of science

AgResearch scientist Louise Hennessy

A young scientist delights in passing on her passion for science to schoolchildren.

All aboard regulation train

Rob Mitchell talks to a straight-shooting scientist who realises that progress doesn't come without a certain amount of unhappiness.

Irina Boiarkina, of the University of Auckland, rock-climbing during a visit to Squamish, Canada.

Treasure in a mountain of data

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who loves solving mathematical problems.

rural women

High country farmers 'pushed back to the hills'

Around 170 people attended the field day at Simon and Lynda Harvey's property Glen Orkney, Awatere Valley.

The Marlborough region had lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades due to land use changes as the traditional sheep farmer had been "pushed back to the hills".

Two women in young farmer final

Ellish Norrie and Megan Hands will be up against the men in the Tasman regional final of the Young Farmer of the Year.

A paddock full of scotch thistle at Kaihoka in Golden Bay.

Silent killers find new home

OPINION: No more blisters or chemicals, just a silent killer.

Video

Sky/Vodafone merger off

Hundreds of millions wiped off value of Sky TV as market reacts to knock-back.

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